Industry Presence

Clayton and its residents are blessed to have some of the world's most admired corporations in and around town. Not only do they provide outstanding jobs, they are also very involved in our community - supporting local schools, charities and area non-profits. You can also view these corporations in the Resource Directory.


CaterpillarCaterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

  • Employees: 250 to 499
  • Address: P.O. Box 999, Clayton, NC 27520

Novo Nordisk

Novo NordiskNovo Nordisk is a leader in diabetes and obesity medicines and is the world's largest insulin provider. This Danish company established its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Clayton in 1993 and is in the middle of a $2 billion expansion, the largest single manufacturing investment in the history of North Carolina.

  • Employees: 1,200 employees, with an expected 1,346 by the end of 2020
  • Address: 3612 Powhatan Road, Clayton, NC 27527


GrifolsGrifols is the largest private employer in Johnston County, and is about to get even bigger. This Spanish biotherapeautics company is investing $210 million into two new facilities at its Clayton manufacturing campus to meet the growing demand for plasma-derived medicines.

  • Employees: 1000 to 2499
  • Address: Highway 70 East, P.O. Box 507, Clayton, NC 27520

Northeast Foods

Northeast FoodsNortheast Foods has been a key supplier to the McDonald's fast-food chain since 1965. The plant in Clayton can produce 2 million Big Mac and Quarter-Pounder buns in just one day. Northeast Foods has grown right along with McDonald's and is now the largest supplier of buns in the United States.

  • Employees: 50 to 99
  • Physical Address: 68 Harvest Mill Lane, Clayton, NC 27520


NATVAR: A Tekni-Plex BusinessNatvar is a global supplier of medical tubing for medical device manufacturers. They produce products for hospitals, physician's offices, in-home and dental healthcare use.

  • Employees: 100 to 249
  • Physical Address: 8720 U.S. 70 West, Clayton, NC 27520

3C! Packaging

3C! Packaging3C! Packaging is a designer and manufacturer of custom folding cartons, printed literature and unit dose compliant packages based in Clayton, North Carolina.

  • Employees: 100 to 249
  • Physical Address: 1000 C C C Drive, Clayton, NC 27520


BayerBayer's Research and Education Facility in Clayton has been a proud member of the Clayton community since 1957. The site is a center for biology-based research trials in the laboratory, greenhouse and field and is a hub for Bayer's ongoing commitment to customer-centricity, sustainability, stewardship and product development.

  • Employees: 1 to 50
  • Physical Address: 981 NC Highway 42 East, Clayton, NC 27527

The Hales Group

The Hales GroupThe Hales Group has a primary focus on building bridges with Structural Steel Products Corp. as the fabricator, Structural Coatings Inc. as the painter, and The Hales Company as the freight division.

  • Employees: 100 to 249
  • Physical Address: 8027 U.S. 70 Highway Bus West, Clayton, NC 27520